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Landslides occur when rock, dirt, and other debris move or fall down a slope. A landslide also may be called a “debris flow” or a “mudslide,” which flows through channels saturated with water. Landslides may be caused by storms, earthquakes, fires, volcanic eruptions, freezing and thawing cycles, erosion, or man-made construction. They can be small, large, slow, or rapid as well as extremely destructive.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)— www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/landslides.asp
Department of Homeland Security (Ready.gov)— www.ready.gov/landslides-debris-flow